Economic Community of West African States Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

Under the overall supervision of the Director, Research and Documentation and the direct supervision of the HOD Legal Services and Research, the incumbent shall, in accordance with the Staff Regulations and professional standards, undertake legal research and analysis, write legal opinions and reports on various issues pertaining to the judicial work of the Court and its day-to-day functioning, while providing legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required.


  • Study and advise on the rules, practice and jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Undertake and supervise legal research and analysis on pending cases before the Court;
  • Draft legal briefs and opinions on various legal issues of Community interest;
  • Produce thematic reports and a subject-matter Index of the jurisprudence of the Court;
  • Prepare and review draft contracts and partnership agreements involving the Court;
  • Produce academic papers and presentations on the work of the Court;
  • Provide legal support to the Staff and other services of the Court, as required;
  • Assist and Represent the HOD and the Director, as required;
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Law, with a specialization in international, administrative or economic law from a recognized university;
  • 7 years of relevant professional experience in legal practice, including legal research, analysis and writing within the judicial system, a law firm, a legal office of an intergovernmental organization or Government;
  • Excellent knowledge of
    international law and ability to apply legal expertise in analyzing complex legal issues and developing innovative legal solutions;
  • Proven knowledge of the practice and procedure of international Courts and Tribunals;
  • Knowledge of Legal issues arising out of regional integration and international human rights protection;
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills and ability to prepare sound legal briefs, submissions and opinions;
  • Fluency in any one of the three-official language of ECOWAS (English French and Portuguese); and a good knowledge/command of a second one.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills.
  • Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Senior Research and Legal Affairs Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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